Emanuel Congressional Seat Filled

CHICAGO (AP) - Democrat Mike Quigley, a reform-minded Cook
County commissioner, has claimed the high-profile Illinois
congressional seat that Rahm Emanuel gave up to be President Barack
Obama's chief of staff.

The 50-year-old Quigley trounced Republican nominee Rosanna
Pulido and Green Party candidate Matt Reichel for the 5th
Congressional District seat that Emanuel first won in 2002.

With 56 percent of precincts reporting, Quigley had 15,181 or 74
percent of the vote. Pulido had 3,948 or 19 percent and Reichel had
7 percent.

The district that includes Wrigley Field is a Democratic
stronghold stretching from Chicago's wealthy North Side lakefront
to ethnic neighborhoods on the northwest side and neighboring Cook
County suburbs.


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